Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Kodachadri


Kodachadri

     Kodachadri is a mountain peak with dense forests (altitude - 1343 metres above sea level)in the Western Ghats in South India (Shimoga Dist., Karnataka State). It is declared as natural heritage site by Government Karnataka. The name comes from native word "Kodacha" or "Kodashi" which means hill of Kutaja flowers and "Adri" a Sanskrit word, both combined together coined the word Kodachadri.

Places of interest:

  • Sarvajna peetha
  • Ganesha Guha
  • Iron Pillar
  • Hidlumane Falls
  • Arasinagundi falls
  • Belakallu theertha
  • Nagara fort
  • Sunset


Trekking in Kodachadri:

     Trekking to Kodachadri peak starts from Nagodi village or Nittur, Shimoga village which are located at the base of Kodachadri. A night tented stay can be undertaken near peak with the permission of Forest Department, Govt. of Karnataka. In case of need, there is an Inspection Bungalow maintained by Government of Karnataka and a temple prist's house, with simple food on request. There is little accommodation at Kodachadri. Kollur (21 km) has several Guest House and lodges as well as homestay accommodation. Nearest Town Kundapura has Lodging accommodation.

Transportation:

     Kodachadri peak is connected with an all rough jeep road (partially metalled) on which only jeeps can travel. As this hilly road is not maintained properly, only expert local jeep drivers can take the jeep to the top. Jeeps are available for hire at Kollurr and at villages near Kodachadri base. Motorcycle riding on this highly uneven, steep, mud track with sharp hairpin curves with gradients, may be challenging and risky. However, Government departments have commenced construction of a quality road to top, after a stay (by private tourist operators) opposing construction of road is vacated(during 2011) and this proposed work includes overall development of Kodachadri area.

Current jeep rate is 250/head or 2000 for full jeep, which can carry maximum of 8 people.

Find more info in te below links:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kodachadri

http://www.karnataka.com/kollur/kodachadri-trek/

Route Map from Mookambika temple to Sarvajna peedam.

 Kollur-Kodajadri hills(Jeep Available till this place)
Walking distance of approx 2 KMS






































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